The Encircle Blog

The official Encircle blog for news, tips, and updates.

6 Visual Documentation Tips for Restoration Contractors

by Siva Kumar on 15 September 2020

It’s said that a picture is worth a thousand words. In our industry, visual evidence is the cornerstone of everything insurance. We work in a fast-paced environment where decisions need to be made quickly and effectively. Providing the right...

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Helping Restorers with Hurricane Laura Response Preparations

by Christine Diesbourg on 31 August 2020

The unpredictability of hurricane season can cause a lot of stress. Expected to be the strongest hurricane to hit the U.S. this year, Laura has taken its toll on Louisiana.  According to an analysis by financial and property-data firm CoreLogic...

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The Dollars and Sense of CAT Losses

by Brooke Donald on 30 July 2020

It's that time of the year where contractors are overwhelmed with the surge of CAT-related claims resulting from hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, and more. To help restorers understand the financial impact of these catastrophes, we've...

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Roundtable: Protecting Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic

by Brooke Donald on 9 April 2020

In this roundtable discussion with industry experts Kris Rzesnoski CR, Ed Cross “The Restoration Lawyer”, Norris Gearhart CR, and, Michael Pinto CMP we take a closer look at the workflow challenges restorers may encounter during the COVID-19...

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COVID-19: The Top 3 Concerns I've Heard from Contractors

by Brandon Christie on 3 April 2020

As Encircle’s customer success manager, I’ve been very interested in hearing from our customer base over the last few weeks regarding their thoughts and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve heard from contractors in Canada, the United States,...

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Documenting claims: When restorers are not prepared, bad things can happen!

by Brooke Donald on 12 March 2020

In our webinar “Documenting Claims: When restorers are not prepared, bad things can happen!”, our special guest Ed Cross, The Restoration Lawyer, covers how documentation can help increase your profitability and reduce your liability. We review...

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How to size your equipment right

by Kris Rzesnoski on 17 January 2020

Restoration experts Kris Rzesnoski and Lorne McIntyre discuss the importance of proper equipment placement and utilization, and what factors could either help or hurt your drying strategy.

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Stabilization vs Drying

by Kris Rzesnoski on 14 January 2020

Stabilization has one goal and one goal only: prevent secondary damages like high humidity and mold growth while dealing with the contamination.

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How To Reduce Communication Gaps as a Restorer

by Siva Kumar on 10 December 2019

Restoration contractors work with multiple stakeholders, from adjusters to policyholders. Strong communication is integral to keep any job moving, and to be successful overall. Yet, there are three main communication gaps—linear workflows, manual...

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